The Hobbit

We went to see The Hobbit  yesterday at the Mall and went early enough to get our steps in beforehand. Thai noodles, 12,000 steps and a movie, quite a date-night, eh? We saw the 3D, IMAX version, Scott still wants to see it in the HFR (High Frame Rate) version, that is showing at Cinerama downtown. Anyway, it was fantastic and made me realize how little I remembered of the book. I was always a Lord of The Rings fan but not not so much of a Hobbit fan. I read my way through the Narnia series and Susan Cooper, then LOTR before discovering the Hobbit , so I compared it to works that were darker and larger in scope and didn’t really enjoy it. I am looking forward to giving it a thorough read again in anticipation of the next film in the series. By the way, before The Hobbit started, we were treated to a minutes long trailer for the new Star Trek movie: Into Darkness. It opens May 17, 2013. I don’t know how long that trailer was, but I heard several people around us say, “Weren’t we here for The Hobbit?” so I know I wasn’t the only one who felt confused for a second.

Read Peter Jackson on HFR 3D: FB Q&A

Click here to get the The Hobbit on Kindle: The Hobbit

Remember, you don’t need a Kindle device to read a Kindle book, you can download a Kindle reader for PC, Mac, Tablet or phone and read your book on most other devices as well.

If you’d like to dress up your computer, click this link to the Hobbit Wallpaper Generator

In other news:

Ian got one of the new fitbit units that sync with a smartphone and he showed it to me over the weekend. I can’t believe how much smaller it is, it’s really tiny. Quick, go check one out here: Fitbit One Wireless Activity Plus Sleep Tracker, Black